State / Territory Benefits - Colorado

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Summary: The State of Colorado offers special benefits for its military service
members and Veterans including Retired Military Pay and Property tax exemptions, state employment preferences, education and tuition assistance, vehicle tags, as well as hunting and fishing license privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component and Veteran disability status.

State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

State Taxes:

State Tax Advantage: None

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Retired Military Pay: Members of the Armed Forces can exclude up to $20,000 in any one taxable year from their retirement pay.
Eligibility: U.S. Armed Forces Retiree.

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Military Disability Retired Pay: Retirees who entered the military before September 24, 1975, and members receiving disability retirements based on combat injuries or who could receive disability payments from the VA are covered by laws giving disability broad exemption from federal income tax. Most military retired pay based on service-related disabilities also is free from federal income tax, but there is no guarantee of total protection.

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VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Not subject to federal or state taxes.

Military SBP/SSBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Generally subject to state taxes for those states with income tax. Check with state department of revenue office. For information on the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, click here.

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Senior & Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption: A property tax exemption is available to senior citizens, surviving spouses of senior citizens, and disabled Veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempted. The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax. The Senior Property Tax Exemption is administered by the Department of Local Affairs; but the Treasurer's office is responsible for the distribution of state funds to counties representing the amount issued in exemptions.
Eligibility:  

  • Applicant must be a disabled Veteran who has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently disabled. (VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant's eligibility.)
  • Applicant must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence on January 1st of the year in which they are applying for the exemption. (If the Veteran's spouse is an owner and the Veteran is not, the Veteran can still qualify if the couple was married on or before January 1 and both have occupied the property as their primary residence since January 1.)
  • Fifty percent of the first $200,000 in actual property value is exempt from property taxation

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Motor Vehicle Tax: No fee shall be charged to certain disabled Veterans or ex-POWs who have established their right to benefit under public laws. This applies to subsequent vehicles, but only one at a time.

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Education Benefits:

Tuition Assistance: Any member of the Colorado National Guard is eligible for state tuition assistance, up to 100% tuition paid at any Colorado state-funded school depending on funding available. State funding can be used in conjunction with Federal Tuition Assistance. Deadline for Spring Semester is Dec. 15. Deadline for Fall Semester is July 15. Summer deadline is May 15 (if funding is available).
Eligibility: Colorado National Guard member must serve 2 years for each year granted.

  • As of July 1, 2000 any new member of the Colorado National Guard eligible for State Tuition Assistance must have a minimum of 6 months of service in the Colorado National Guard. Interstate Transfer (ISTs) and In-Service Recruits (ISRs) are waived from this requirement.
  • To get TA the member must be in drilling status with the Colorado National Guard. If the member leaves drilling status, during the semester/quarter for which they are receiving TA, the member must reimburse the Department for the whole amount of TA received for that semester.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average
  • All Army guard members are to apply for federal tuition assistance in addition to the state tuition assistance.
  • There is no longer a repayment of service for state tuition assistance (2 years of service for every 1 year of tuition)

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Operation Recognition: Operation Recognition is a program to award High School diplomas to deserving and qualified WWII, Korea and Vietnam-era Veterans. Operation Recognition is authorized by Colorado State Law and is offered by the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Association of School Boards.

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Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children: It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the timely enrollment of children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements.
  • Facilitating the student placement process through which children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities.
  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of children of military Families.
  • Providing for the promulgation and enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact.
  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact.
  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military children.
  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

Primary Point of Contacts:
Cheryl Serrano, Superintendent Fountain-Fort Carson School District #8
Address: 10665 Jimmy Camp Rd, Fountain, CO 80817
Email: cserrano@ffc8.org
Phone: 719-382-1311

Susan Silva
Address: 1675 Ellis St, Bldg #1217, Fort Carson, CO 80913
Email: susan.k.silva@us.army.mil
Phone: 719-524-0655

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Employment Benefits:

Employment Assistance: State employee receives 15 days of paid military leave per year.
Eligibility: Colorado National Guard and reserve member

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Employment Preference (Civil Service Rights): Disabled Veterans shall have 10 points added to their grades and non-disabled Veterans shall be credited with an additional 5 points for "state employment".
Eligibility: Applies to city and county governments that have a "Merit System" in place.

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Unemployment Compensation:

Unemployment Compensation: Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program to pay benefits and help workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The UI Program helps to lessen the negative impact that unemployment has on the economy. This program is not paid for by employees; employers fund the UI Program. Unemployment Insurance provides temporary and partial wage replacement to workers who have become unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployment payments are funded by employer-paid taxes.

Colorado law requires all persons 18 years and older to provide proof that they are lawfully present in the United States before receiving unemployment benefits. You must provide one of the following forms of identification (ID):

  • Valid Colorado driver's license or a valid Colorado ID card.
  • United States military ID card or a military dependent ID card.
  • United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card.
  • Native American tribal document.
  • Valid driver's license or ID card issued by another state or Canada.

Click here for the Claimant Handbook.

UI Benefits Inquiries: 303-318-9000 or 1-800-388-5515

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Division of Driver Services:

Colorado Driver License - Exemption: Active duty U.S. military personnel and their spouses are exempt from obtaining a Colorado driver license when they have a valid driver license issued by another state. Military personnel on active duty in Colorado and who claim another state as their home state of residence shall register their vehicle(s) in Colorado.

Specific Ownership Tax - Exemption: Active duty military personnel must be the owner or co-owner of the vehicle and complete form DR 2667 in order to obtain exemption from paying the Specific Ownership Tax. The affidavit must be completed each year at time of renewal or with the application for registration of a newly purchased vehicle. These individuals are in Colorado because they are required to be here by their branch of service.

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National Guard Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who is active or retired member of the Colorado National Guard. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being a member of the U.S. Armed Services on 12/07/1941, stationed at Pearl Harbor during the hours of 7:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (Hawaii time); has received an honorable discharge; holds a current membership in a national organizational of Pearl Harbor Survivors. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1) (b) (II) (F). A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for issuance in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Prisoner of War: Plate Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who was on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forced during a period of armed conflict while incarcerated by an enemy of the U.S. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1) (b) (II) (A). A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for issuance in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Purple Heart Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person awarded the Purple Heart medal. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-324(1) (b) (II) (D). A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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World War II Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: A Service member who served in the armed forces between September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213 (1)(b)(II)(H) and C.R.S. 42-3-312. Second or additional sets require a onetime fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Korean War Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being a member of the U.S. Armed Forces between 6/27/1950 and 1/31/1955. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Vietnam Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being a member of the U.S. Armed Forced during the Vietnam engagement (08/07/1964-01/27/1973). One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: The applicant must have been a member of the United States Armed Services between August 2, 1990 and February 28, 1991. Applicant shall provide a DD 214 form issued by the United States Government or other evidence sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant is a Veteran of the armed services who served between August 2, 1990, and February 28, 1991. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Veteran of Afghanistan War Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: An individual that is a natural person who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces between October 7, 2001 and the end of the conflict. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Veteran of Iraq War Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: An individual that is a natural person who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces between March 20, 2003 and the end of the conflict. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Medal of Honor Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being awarded the Medal of Honor. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1) (b) (II) (C). A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Honorably Discharged Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being honorable discharged or retired from any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Fallen Soldier Plate: Under Colorado Statute 42-3-213, the Fallen Service Member license plate may be issued to passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreational vehicles and motorcycles. The Fallen Service Member license plate will be authorized/certified for issuance by the State Registration Sections.
Eligibility: Fallen Service Member plates may be issued to the current or past spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling of a person who died in the line of duty while serving in the armed forces and deployed to a combat zone. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1)(b)(II)(G) and CRS 42-3-312 . A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for replacement of the license plate. The applicant must fill out Request for Fallen Service Member Plate Form (DR 2432) and provide supporting documentation to the State Registration section.

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4th Infantry Division Plate: Available for passenger cars or trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles and motor homes.
Eligibility: Any person that desires to show support for the U.S. Army 4th Division. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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U.S. Army Special Forces Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who has received an honorable discharge or is retired, or is an active or reserve member of the U.S. Army awarded prefix "3" or suffix "S" or a designation of "5G", 18/180 MOS, Special Forces Tab, OSS or UNPIK-8240. . One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Silver Star, Bronze Star, Bronze Star of Valor Plates: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being awarded the Silver Star, Bronze star medal or Bronze Star of Valor medal. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Disabled Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being 50% or more Permanent Service-Connected Disabled. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1) (b) (II) (B). A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Disabled Veteran Handicapped Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being 50% or more Permanent Service-Connected Disabled AND physical impairment verified in writing by a Colorado licensed physician, an advanced practice nurse, or a Commissioned Medical Officer. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1) (b) (II) (B). Only one set of plates are allowed.

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U.S. Army Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who has received an honorable discharge or is retired, or is an active or reserve member of the U.S. Army. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Health and Insurance Benefits:

Medical Benefits: Dental coverage and full medical for line-of-duty.
Eligibility: Colorado National Guard

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Parks and Recreation Benefits:

Small Game Hunting and Fishing License: Free lifetime combination small-game hunting and fishing license.
Eligibility: Resident Veteran with a service-connected disability of 60% or more. Purple Heart recipients, who can provide documented proof, are also eligible for a VA Combo License.

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Hunting and Fishing License: Military personnel stationed in Colorado on active duty and their Family members can qualify to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at the Colorado resident rates. Personnel (and their dependents) qualify for residency if they are on active duty in Colorado under permanent orders. Military personnel here on active duty must show proof by presenting official military documentation (military orders) when purchasing resident licenses. Active duty does not include reserve status or National Guard.

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Preference Points: Any active duty member of the United States Armed Forces stationed at any military facility in Colorado and actively deployed outside the United States or any active duty member of the United States Armed Forces who is a Colorado resident and is deployed outside the United States during the license application deadline period can apply to receive a preference point for a future hunt. A military preference point application must be completed and restrictions apply. Download the military preference point application. Active duty members of the military are exempt from the $25 preference point fee. Members must pay the $25 preference point fee, and then submit a refund request form to receive a fee refund. To receive a refund for the preference point fee, please submit a refund request form along with a copy of current military orders OR a copy of a current military ID.

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Resident Fishing on Temporary Leave: Colorado residents who are on active duty and permanently stationed outside of the state may fish without a license while in Colorado on temporary leave. The military member must carry a copy of their leave papers with them while fishing and cannot use this exemption for more than 30 days a year.

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Wounded Warrior Program: The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission set aside a number of free licenses for members of the Wounded Warrior or Safe Harbor program. While there are limits on the number of licenses that can be issued, the goal of the CPW is to issue as many of these licenses as possible to qualified members of the Wounded Warrior program.
Eligibility: Wounded Warrior Program requirements include:

  • Must be a member of the U.S. Armed forces and a Colorado resident or be stationed in Colorado.
  • Must be returning from post-September 11, 2001 overseas contingency operation.
  • Must be assigned to a military medical treatment facility at the time of application.
  • Must be a qualifying member of the U.S. Armed Services Wounded Warrior or Safe Harbor program.

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Miscellaneous Benefits:

State Veterans Nursing Homes: Colorado's State Veterans Homes are located in the following areas:

Colorado's State and Veterans Nursing Homes offer the following services:

  • Long-term care: These services include skilled nursing care; speech, physical and occupational therapy; social activities; and assistance with bathing, dressing and other daily activities.
  • Short-term rehabilitation: Individuals seeking to return home following a qualifying hospital stay can work to regain skills and improve physical strength, endurance and aerobic capacity through Medicare-certified rehabilitation services.
  • Domiciliary cottages (similar to assisted living): The Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake (Monte Vista) offers assisted living-like services in 48 recently renovated cottages.
  • Memory care services: Specialized care for individuals with dementia is offered in all State and Veterans Nursing Homes. Secure units are available at the State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons, Florence, Rifle and Walsenburg.
  • Short-term "respite" care: Respite care can provide a helpful option when homecare providers are unavailable. These short-term stays are offered at the State Veterans Homes at Florence, Homelake, Rifle and Walsenburg.
  • End-of-life/hospice services: Comfort-oriented care is offered at all State and Veterans Nursing Homes.

Eligibility: Honorably discharged Veterans, Veterans' spouses or widows and "Gold-Star Parents" (non-Veterans, any of whose children have died while serving in the Armed Forces) are eligible for long-term care or short-term rehabilitation in our Home.

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Burial Allowance: County allowance of up to $50 for burial and up to $50 for setting markers for pauper Veterans.

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Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado: To be considered for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, an applicant must be a Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces or Colorado members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps. There is NO CHARGE for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. A gravesite or niche, opening and closing of the gravesite or niche, an upright granite headstone or granite niche marker with authorized inscription(s), concrete vault (grave liner) for most casketed remains, use of Committal Shelter and/or Visitors Center, and perpetual care are provided at no expense to the next-of-kin.
Eligibility: Persons eligible for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado include:

Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces:

  • Any Colorado member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who dies on active duty.
  • Any Colorado Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Any citizen of the U.S. and Colorado who, during any war in which the U.S. has been or may hereafter be engaged, served in the Armed Forces of any Government allied with the U.S. during that war, who last active service was terminated honorably by death or otherwise and who was a citizen of the U.S. and Colorado at the time of entry into such service and at the time of death.

Colorado Members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps:

  • Colorado Reservists and National Guard members who, at time of death, were entitled to retired pay under Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code, or would have been entitled, but for being under the age of 60. Specific categories of persons eligible for retired pay are delineated in section 12731 of Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code.
  • Colorado member of reserve components who die while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while performing active duty for training or inactive duty training, or undergoing such hospitalization or treatment.
  • Colorado members of the Reserve Officers Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force who die under honorable conditions while attending an authorized training camp or on an authorized cruise, while performing authorized travel to or from that camp or cruise, or while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while engaged in one of those activities.
  • Colorado members of reserve components who, during a period of active duty for training, were disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or, during a period of inactive duty training, were disabled or died from an injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Spouses and Dependents:

  • The spouse or surviving spouse of an eligible person, even if that person is not buried or memorialized in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado or a national cemetery, is eligible for interment. In addition, the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States lost or buried at sea, or officially determined to be permanently absent in a status of missing or missing in action, or whose remains have been donated to science or cremated and the ashes scattered is also eligible for burial.
    1. A surviving spouse includes a surviving spouse who has had a subsequent remarriage and whose death occurred on or after January 1, 2000.
    2. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,
    3. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution; or,
    4. Who became permanently physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching 21 years of age, or before reaching 23 years of age if pursuing a full-time course of instruction at an approved educational institution. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.
  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:
  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:
    1. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,
    2. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution.
  • An unmarried adult child of an eligible person if the child is physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching the age of 21 years. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.

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The Veterans Trust Fund: The Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs through a grant program provides grants from the Colorado state Veterans Trust Fund. The grant program is available to provide funds to assist in Veteran programs. Such programs may include, but are not limited to; transportation programs, food and shelter for homeless Veterans and their Families, incarcerated Veterans' programs, homeless stand downs, job assistance programs and other worthwhile programs that provide a "direct service" to the Veteran community. Memorials, club renovations, honor guards and tributes to Veterans are not included in the grant program. The board in determining who receives a grant award places emphasis on rural communities and grantees that describe how the program will be continued in the absence of continued funding. Only nationally chartered Veterans service organizations are eligible to apply for a grant. The application must address the needs of Veterans in your community. Completed applications should be mailed to:

Veteran's Trust Fund Information
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
ATTN: Grant Administrator
6848 South Revere Parkway
Centennial, Colorado 80112

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Wounded Warrior Benefits

Military Disability Retired Pay: Retirees who entered the military before September 24, 1975, and members receiving disability retirements based on combat injuries or who could receive disability payments from the VA are covered by laws giving disability broad exemption from federal income tax. Most military retired pay based on service-related disabilities also is free from federal income tax, but there is no guarantee of total protection.

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Senior & Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption: A property tax exemption is available to senior citizens, surviving spouses of senior citizens, and disabled Veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempted. The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax. The Senior Property Tax Exemption is administered by the Department of Local Affairs; but the Treasurer's office is responsible for the distribution of state funds to counties representing the amount issued in exemptions.

Eligibility:  

  • Applicant must be a disabled Veteran who has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently disabled. (VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant's eligibility.)
  • Applicant must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence on January 1st of the year in which they are applying for the exemption. (If the Veteran's spouse is an owner and the Veteran is not, the Veteran can still qualify if the couple was married on or before January 1 and both have occupied the property as their primary residence since January 1.)
  • Fifty percent of the first $200,000 in actual property value is exempt from property taxation

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Motor Vehicle Tax: No fee shall be charged to certain disabled Veterans or ex-POWs who have established their right to benefit under public laws. This applies to subsequent vehicles, but only one at a time.

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Employment Preference (Civil Service Rights): Disabled Veterans shall have 10 points added to their grades and non-disabled Veterans shall be credited with an additional 5 points for "state employment".
Eligibility: Applies to city and county governments that have a "Merit System" in place.

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Purple Heart Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person awarded the Purple Heart medal. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-324(1) (b) (II) (D). A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Disabled Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being 50% or more Permanent Service-Connected Disabled. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1) (b) (II) (B). A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for issuance or replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Disabled Veteran Handicapped Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being 50% or more Permanent Service-Connected Disabled AND physical impairment verified in writing by a Colorado licensed physician, an advanced practice nurse, or a Commissioned Medical Officer. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1) (b) (II) (B). Only one set of plates are allowed.

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Honorably Discharged Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being honorable discharged or retired from any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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U.S. Army Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who has received an honorable discharge or is retired, or is an active or reserve member of the U.S. Army. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Small Game Hunting and Fishing License: Free lifetime combination small-game hunting and fishing license.
Eligibility: Resident Veteran with a service-connected disability of 60% or more.

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Wounded Warrior Program: The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission set aside a number of free licenses for members of the Wounded Warrior or Safe Harbor program. While there are limits on the number of licenses that can be issued, the goal of the CPW is to issue as many of these licenses as possible to qualified members of the Wounded Warrior program.

Eligibility: Wounded Warrior Program requirements include:

  • Must be a member of the U.S. Armed forces and a Colorado resident or be stationed in Colorado.
  • Must be returning from post-September 11, 2001 overseas contingency operation.
  • Must be assigned to a military medical treatment facility at the time of application.
  • Must be a qualifying member of the U.S. Armed Services Wounded Warrior or Safe Harbor program.

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State Veterans Nursing Homes: Colorado's State Veterans Homes are located in the following areas:

Colorado's State and Veterans Nursing Homes offer the following services:

  • Long-term care: These services include skilled nursing care; speech, physical and occupational therapy; social activities; and assistance with bathing, dressing and other daily activities.
  • Short-term rehabilitation: Individuals seeking to return home following a qualifying hospital stay can work to regain skills and improve physical strength, endurance and aerobic capacity through Medicare-certified rehabilitation services.
  • Domiciliary cottages (similar to assisted living): The Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake (Monte Vista) offers assisted living-like services in 48 recently renovated cottages.
  • Memory care services: Specialized care for individuals with dementia is offered in all State and Veterans Nursing Homes. Secure units are available at the State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons, Florence, Rifle and Walsenburg.
  • Short-term "respite" care: Respite care can provide a helpful option when homecare providers are unavailable. These short-term stays are offered at the State Veterans Homes at Florence, Homelake, Rifle and Walsenburg.
  • End-of-life/hospice services: Comfort-oriented care is offered at all State and Veterans Nursing Homes.

Eligibility: Honorably discharged Veterans, Veterans' spouses or widows and "Gold-Star Parents" (non-Veterans, any of whose children have died while serving in the Armed Forces) are eligible for long-term care or short-term rehabilitation in our Home.

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The Veterans Trust Fund: The Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs through a grant program provides grants from the Colorado state Veterans Trust Fund. The grant program is available to provide funds to assist in Veteran programs. Such programs may include, but are not limited to; transportation programs, food and shelter for homeless Veterans and their Families, incarcerated Veterans' programs, homeless stand downs, job assistance programs and other worthwhile programs that provide a "direct service" to the Veteran community. Memorials, club renovations, honor guards and tributes to Veterans are not included in the grant program. The board in determining who receives a grant award places emphasis on rural communities and grantees that describe how the program will be continued in the absence of continued funding. Only nationally chartered Veterans service organizations are eligible to apply for a grant. The application must address the needs of Veterans in your community. Completed applications should be mailed to:

Veteran's Trust Fund Information
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
ATTN: Grant Administrator
6848 South Revere Parkway
Centennial, Colorado 80112

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Survivor Benefits

VA Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Not subject to federal or state taxes.

Military SBP/SSBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Generally subject to state taxes for those states with income tax. Check with state department of revenue office. For information on the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, click here.

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Senior & Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption: A property tax exemption is available to senior citizens, surviving spouses of senior citizens, and disabled Veterans. For those who qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in actual value of their primary residence is exempted. The state pays the exempted portion of the property tax. The Senior Property Tax Exemption is administered by the Department of Local Affairs; but the Treasurer's office is responsible for the distribution of state funds to counties representing the amount issued in exemptions.
Eligibility:  

  • Applicant must be a disabled Veteran who has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as permanently disabled. (VA unemployability awards do not meet the requirement for determining an applicant's eligibility.)
  • Applicant must have owned and occupied the property as their primary residence on January 1st of the year in which they are applying for the exemption. (If the Veteran's spouse is an owner and the Veteran is not, the Veteran can still qualify if the couple was married on or before January 1 and both have occupied the property as their primary residence since January 1.)
  • Fifty percent of the first $200,000 in actual property value is exempt from property taxation

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Fallen Soldier Plate: Under Colorado Statute 42-3-213, the Fallen Service Member license plate may be issued to passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreational vehicles and motorcycles. The Fallen Service Member license plate will be authorized/certified for issuance by the State Registration Sections.
Eligibility: Fallen Service Member plates may be issued to the current or past spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling of a person who died in the line of duty while serving in the armed forces and deployed to a combat zone. One set of plates is exempt from fees allowed by CRS 42-3-213(1)(b)(II)(G) and CRS 42-3-312 . A second or additional set requires a one-time fee of $50.00 for replacement of the license plate. The applicant must fill out Request for Fallen Service Member Plate Form (DR 2432) and provide supporting documentation to the State Registration section.

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State Veterans Nursing Homes: Colorado's State Veterans Homes are located in the following areas:

Colorado's State and Veterans Nursing Homes offer the following services:

  • Long-term care: These services include skilled nursing care; speech, physical and occupational therapy; social activities; and assistance with bathing, dressing and other daily activities.
  • Short-term rehabilitation: Individuals seeking to return home following a qualifying hospital stay can work to regain skills and improve physical strength, endurance and aerobic capacity through Medicare-certified rehabilitation services.
  • Domiciliary cottages (similar to assisted living): The Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake (Monte Vista) offers assisted living-like services in 48 recently renovated cottages.
  • Memory care services: Specialized care for individuals with dementia is offered in all State and Veterans Nursing Homes. Secure units are available at the State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons, Florence, Rifle and Walsenburg.
  • Short-term "respite" care: Respite care can provide a helpful option when homecare providers are unavailable. These short-term stays are offered at the State Veterans Homes at Florence, Homelake, Rifle and Walsenburg.
  • End-of-life/hospice services: Comfort-oriented care is offered at all State and Veterans Nursing Homes.

Eligibility: Honorably discharged Veterans, Veterans' spouses or widows and "Gold-Star Parents" (non-Veterans, any of whose children have died while serving in the Armed Forces) are eligible for long-term care or short-term rehabilitation in our Home.

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Burial Allowance: County allowance of up to $50 for burial and up to $50 for setting markers for pauper Veterans.

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Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado: To be considered for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, an applicant must be a Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces or Colorado members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps. There is NO CHARGE for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. A gravesite or niche, opening and closing of the gravesite or niche, an upright granite headstone or granite niche marker with authorized inscription(s), concrete vault (grave liner) for most casketed remains, use of Committal Shelter and/or Visitors Center, and perpetual care are provided at no expense to the next-of-kin.
Eligibility:
Persons eligible for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado include:

Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces:

  • Any Colorado member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who dies on active duty.
  • Any Colorado Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Any citizen of the U.S. and Colorado who, during any war in which the U.S. has been or may hereafter be engaged, served in the Armed Forces of any Government allied with the U.S. during that war, who last active service was terminated honorably by death or otherwise and who was a citizen of the U.S. and Colorado at the time of entry into such service and at the time of death.

Colorado Members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps:

  • Colorado Reservists and National Guard members who, at time of death, were entitled to retired pay under Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code, or would have been entitled, but for being under the age of 60. Specific categories of persons eligible for retired pay are delineated in section 12731 of Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code.
  • Colorado member of reserve components who die while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while performing active duty for training or inactive duty training, or undergoing such hospitalization or treatment.
  • Colorado members of the Reserve Officers Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force who die under honorable conditions while attending an authorized training camp or on an authorized cruise, while performing authorized travel to or from that camp or cruise, or while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while engaged in one of those activities.
  • Colorado members of reserve components who, during a period of active duty for training, were disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or, during a period of inactive duty training, were disabled or died from an injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Spouses and Dependents:

  • The spouse or surviving spouse of an eligible person, even if that person is not buried or memorialized in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado or a national cemetery, is eligible for interment. In addition, the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States lost or buried at sea, or officially determined to be permanently absent in a status of missing or missing in action, or whose remains have been donated to science or cremated and the ashes scattered is also eligible for burial.
    1. A surviving spouse includes a surviving spouse who has had a subsequent remarriage and whose death occurred on or after January 1, 2000.
    2. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,
    3. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution; or,
    4. Who became permanently physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching 21 years of age, or before reaching 23 years of age if pursuing a full-time course of instruction at an approved educational institution. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.
  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:
  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:
    1. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,
    2. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution.
  • An unmarried adult child of an eligible person if the child is physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching the age of 21 years. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.

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Colorado National Guard Benefits

Tuition Assistance: Any member of the Colorado National Guard is eligible for state tuition assistance, up to 100% tuition paid at any Colorado state-funded school depending on funding available. State funding can be used in conjunction with Federal Tuition Assistance. Deadline for Spring Semester is Dec. 15. Deadline for Fall Semester is July 15. Summer deadline is May 15 (if funding is available).
Eligibility: Colorado National Guard member must serve 2 years for each year granted.

  • As of July 1, 2000 any new member of the Colorado National Guard eligible for State Tuition Assistance must have a minimum of 6 months of service in the Colorado National Guard. Interstate Transfer (ISTs) and In-Service Recruits (ISRs) are waived from this requirement.
  • To get TA the member must be in drilling status with the Colorado National Guard. If the member leaves drilling status, during the semester/quarter for which they are receiving TA, the member must reimburse the Department for the whole amount of TA received for that semester.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average
  • All Army guard members are to apply for federal tuition assistance in addition to the state tuition assistance.
  • There is no longer a repayment of service for state tuition assistance (2 years of service for every 1 year of tuition)

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Employment Assistance: State employee receives 15 days of paid military leave per year.
Eligibility: Colorado National Guard and reserve members

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National Guard Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who is active or retired member of the Colorado National Guard. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Honorably Discharged Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being honorable discharged or retired from any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

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Medical Benefits: Dental coverage and full medical for line-of-duty.
Eligibility: Colorado National Guard

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Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado: To be considered for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, an applicant must be a Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces or Colorado members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps. There is NO CHARGE for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. A gravesite or niche, opening and closing of the gravesite or niche, an upright granite headstone or granite niche marker with authorized inscription(s), concrete vault (grave liner) for most casketed remains, use of Committal Shelter and/or Visitors Center, and perpetual care are provided at no expense to the next-of-kin.
Eligibility:
Persons eligible for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado include:

Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces:

  • Any Colorado member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who dies on active duty.
  • Any Colorado Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Any citizen of the U.S. and Colorado who, during any war in which the U.S. has been or may hereafter be engaged, served in the Armed Forces of any Government allied with the U.S. during that war, who last active service was terminated honorably by death or otherwise and who was a citizen of the U.S. and Colorado at the time of entry into such service and at the time of death.

Colorado Members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps:

  • Colorado Reservists and National Guard members who, at time of death, were entitled to retired pay under Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code, or would have been entitled, but for being under the age of 60. Specific categories of persons eligible for retired pay are delineated in section 12731 of Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code.
  • Colorado member of reserve components who die while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while performing active duty for training or inactive duty training, or undergoing such hospitalization or treatment.
  • Colorado members of the Reserve Officers Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force who die under honorable conditions while attending an authorized training camp or on an authorized cruise, while performing authorized travel to or from that camp or cruise, or while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while engaged in one of those activities.
  • Colorado members of reserve components who, during a period of active duty for training, were disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or, during a period of inactive duty training, were disabled or died from an injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Spouses and Dependents:

  • The spouse or surviving spouse of an eligible person, even if that person is not buried or memorialized in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado or a national cemetery, is eligible for interment. In addition, the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States lost or buried at sea, or officially determined to be permanently absent in a status of missing or missing in action, or whose remains have been donated to science or cremated and the ashes scattered is also eligible for burial.
    1. A surviving spouse includes a surviving spouse who has had a subsequent remarriage and whose death occurred on or after January 1, 2000.
    2. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,
    3. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution; or,
    4. Who became permanently physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching 21 years of age, or before reaching 23 years of age if pursuing a full-time course of instruction at an approved educational institution. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.
  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:
  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:
    1. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,
    2. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution.
  • An unmarried adult child of an eligible person if the child is physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching the age of 21 years. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.

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Employment Assistance: State employee receives 15 days of paid military leave per year.
Eligibility: Colorado National Guard and reserve member

 

U.S. Army Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who has received an honorable discharge or is retired, or is an active or reserve member of the U.S. Army. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

 

Honorably Discharged Veteran Plate: Available for passenger cars, trucks that do not exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight, noncommercial or recreation vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles.
Eligibility: Any person who can demonstrate being honorable discharged or retired from any branch of the U.S. Armed Services. One-time fee of $50.00 for issuance and replacement of plates, in addition to other taxes and fees.

 

The Veterans Trust Fund: The Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs through a grant program provides grants from the Colorado state Veterans Trust Fund. The grant program is available to provide funds to assist in Veteran programs. Such programs may include, but are not limited to; transportation programs, food and shelter for homeless Veterans and their Families, incarcerated Veterans' programs, homeless stand downs, job assistance programs and other worthwhile programs that provide a "direct service" to the Veteran community. Memorials, club renovations, honor guards and tributes to Veterans are not included in the grant program. The board in determining who receives a grant award places emphasis on rural communities and grantees that describe how the program will be continued in the absence of continued funding. Only nationally chartered Veterans service organizations are eligible to apply for a grant. The

Veteran's Trust Fund Information
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
ATTN: Grant Administrator
6848 South Revere Parkway
Centennial, Colorado 80112

 

Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado: To be considered for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, an applicant must be a Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces or Colorado members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps. There is NO CHARGE for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. A gravesite or niche, opening and closing of the gravesite or niche, an upright granite headstone or granite niche marker with authorized inscription(s), concrete vault (grave liner) for most casketed remains, use of Committal Shelter and/or Visitors Center, and perpetual care are provided at no expense to the next-of-kin.
Eligibility:
Persons eligible for interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado include:

Colorado Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces:

  • Any Colorado member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who dies on active duty.

  • Any Colorado Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

  • Any citizen of the U.S. and Colorado who, during any war in which the U.S. has been or may hereafter be engaged, served in the Armed Forces of any Government allied with the U.S. during that war, who last active service was terminated honorably by death or otherwise and who was a citizen of the U.S. and Colorado at the time of entry into such service and at the time of death.

Colorado Members of Reserve Components and Reserve Officers Training Corps:

  • Colorado Reservists and National Guard members who, at time of death, were entitled to retired pay under Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code, or would have been entitled, but for being under the age of 60. Specific categories of persons eligible for retired pay are delineated in section 12731 of Chapter 1223, title 10, United States Code.

  • Colorado member of reserve components who die while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while performing active duty for training or inactive duty training, or undergoing such hospitalization or treatment.

  • Colorado members of the Reserve Officers Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force who die under honorable conditions while attending an authorized training camp or on an authorized cruise, while performing authorized travel to or from that camp or cruise, or while hospitalized or undergoing treatment at the expense of the United States for injury or disease contracted or incurred under honorable conditions while engaged in one of those activities.

  • Colorado members of reserve components who, during a period of active duty for training, were disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or, during a period of inactive duty training, were disabled or died from an injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Spouses and Dependents:

  • The spouse or surviving spouse of an eligible person, even if that person is not buried or memorialized in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado or a national cemetery, is eligible for interment. In addition, the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States lost or buried at sea, or officially determined to be permanently absent in a status of missing or missing in action, or whose remains have been donated to science or cremated and the ashes scattered is also eligible for burial.

    1. A surviving spouse includes a surviving spouse who has had a subsequent remarriage and whose death occurred on or after January 1, 2000.
    2. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,

    3. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution; or,

    4. Who became permanently physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching 21 years of age, or before reaching 23 years of age if pursuing a full-time course of instruction at an approved educational institution. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.

  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:

  • The minor children of an eligible person. For purpose of interment in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, a minor child is a person who is unmarried and:

    1. Who is under the age of 21 years; or,
    2. Who is under 23 years of age and pursuing a course of instruction at an approved educational institution.

  • An unmarried adult child of an eligible person if the child is physically or mentally disabled and incapable of self-support before reaching the age of 21 years. Proper supportive documentation must be provided.

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Military Installations and Veterans Affairs Facilities in Colorado
See: Colorado Resource Locator

Army
Fort Carson, El Paso

Air Force
Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

Buckley AFB, Aurora

Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs

Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs

Schriever AFB, El Paso

 

Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Facilities in Colorado

Veterans Health Administration
VA Health Care System
Denver: VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS), 1055 Clermont St, 303-399-8020

VA Medical Centers
Grand Junction: Grand Junction VA Medical Center, 2121 North Ave, 970-242-0731 / 866-206-6415

Outpatient Clinic
Aurora: Jewell Clinic, 14400 E Jewell Ave, 303-270-6400
Burlington: Burlington VA Outreach Clinic, 1177 Rose Ave, 719-346-5239
Glenwood Springs: Glenwood Springs VA Telehealth Clinic, 2425 S Grand Ave, Suite 101, 970-945-1007
Salida: Salida VA Telehealth Clinic, 920 Rush Dr, 719-539-8666
Sterling: Sterling Mobile Telehealth Clinic, 100 College Dr, 888-483-9127 ext. 3816


Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Alamosa: Alamosa /San Luis Valley Clinic/Sierra Blanca Med. Ctr., 622 Del Sol Dr, 719-587-6800
Aurora: Aurora Outpatient Clinic, 13701 E. Mississippi Ave, Gateway Medical Bldg #200, 303-398-6340
Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs Clinic, 25 North Spruce St, 719-327-5660
Craig: Craig CBOC, 551 Tucker St, 970-824-6721 / Fax: 970-824-9439
Durango: Durango CCBOC, 1970 East Third Ave, Suite 102, 970-247-2214 / Fax: 970-247-3277
Ft. Collins: Fort Collins Outpatient Clinic , 2509 Research Blvd, 970-224-1550
Greeley: Greeley Outpatient Clinic, 2001 70th Ave, Suite 200, 970-313-0027
La Junta: La Junta Outpatient Clinic, 1100 Carson Ave, Suite 104, 719-383-5195
Lakewood: Lakewood Outpatient Clinic, 155 Van Gordon St, Suite 395, 303-914-2680
Lamar: Lamar Outpatient Clinic, 405 Kendall Dr, 719-336-7155 / 855-779-0833
Montrose: Montrose Outpatient Clinic, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way, 970-249-7791
Pueblo: Pueblo Outpatient Clinic, 4112 Outlook Blvd, 719-553-1000

Vet Center
Boulder: Boulder Vet Center, 4999 Pearl East Cir, Suite 106, 303-440-7306 / Fax: 303-449-3907
Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs Vet Center, 602 South Nevada Ave, 719-471-9992 / Fax: 719-632-7571
Denver: 4A RCS Western Mountain Regional Office, 789 Sherman St, Suite 570, 303-393-2897 / Fax: 303-860-7614
Denver: Denver Vet Center, 7465 East First Ave Suite B, 303-326-0645 / Fax: 303-326-0715
Fort Collins: Fort Collins Vet Center, 702 W Drake Bldg C, 970-221-5176 / Fax: 970-482-9428
Grand Junction: Grand Junction Vet Center, 2472 Patterson Rd, Unit 16, 970-245-4156 / Fax: 970-245-7623
Pueblo: Pueblo Vet Center, 1515 Fortino Blvd, Suite 130, 719-583-4058 / Fax: 719-583-4074

VISN
Glendale: VISN 19: Rocky Mountain Network

Veterans Benefits Administration
Regional Office
Lakewood: Denver Regional Office, 155 Van Gordon St, 800-827-1000

Intake Site
Fort Carson: Fort Carson, 1305 McCollogh Dr, Bldg 5510
Fort Carson: Peterson Air Force Base, 1627 Evans St, Bldg 1219, Rm VA1
Fort Carson: Schriever Air Force Base, 1628 Evans St, Bldg 1219, Rm VA1
Fort Carson: USAF Academy, 1629 Evans St, Bldg 1219, Room VA1
Lakewood: Buckley Air Force Base, 155 Van Gordon St

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Resources

http://www.va.gov/
http://www.colorado.gov/revenue

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DepartmentOfMilitaryAndVeteransAffaris/CBON/1251619753245
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1201542141638
http://www.retirementliving.com/taxes-alabama-iowa#COLORADO
http://wildlife.state.co.us/Pages/Home.aspx
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-EmployTrain/CDLE/1251568096962
http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/realifelines/stateinfo.htm?state=CO
http://mic3.net/pages/contact/Map/colorado.aspx

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Document Review Date: 13 August 2013